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Samuel Knoop Statler HOF

Samuel Knoop Statler
 
2005 HALL OF FAME WINNER Samuel Knoop Statler (1844 – 1917) Statler was born in Washington Township the son and grandson of pioneer Miami County farmers. He served as the chief superintendent of the Mercer Gas Company and helped construct the first natural gas line to Piqua and Miami County to light local homes and businesses. He was a director of the Citizens National Bank and one of the co-builders of the Plaza Hotel on the square. Statler was also one of the county’s most active and innovative farmers.